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R&D Analytical Chemist


Channelview, TX, US, 77530

Req ID:  80795
Facility:  Channelview-Htc-130
Department:  HTC Analytical Services
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is seeking a Researcher/Scientist to join our R&D Analytical team at the Houston Technology Center (HTC) located in the Houston, TX area.  HTC functions as the Research and Development (R&D) Center for Lyondell Chemical Company's Intermediates and Derivatives (I&D) and Olefins Businesses.   As a member of our team, you will support HTC in reaching our objectives of improving catalyst and process technologies and providing technical support to our manufacturing and business organizations.  The position offers a competitive base salary, bonus, pension plan, 401K matching, generous benefits package, education assistance, and employee discounts. Relocation is available. This position reports to the HTC Analytical Manager.

Min. Qualifications


  • Minimum MS in Chemistry or related discipline with of 1-4 years relevant academic and/or industrial experience, Ph.D. preferred.  
  • A strong background in Gas Chromatography and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry with at least 1-4 years of experience in chemical sample analysis and preparation techniques for these technologies is required.
  • Advanced application knowledge of Gas Chromatography and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry with experience in organic sample analysis and preparation techniques is required. 
  • Demonstrated technical expertise through journal articles, reports, presentations, posters, and/or patents. 
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills and innovation. 
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Able to work independently to develop and implement new Analytical methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities while meeting critical deadlines  
  • Strong team player. 
  • Compliance with all safety standards, practices, and requirements
  • An employee working in this job will be expected to sit and stand 90% of their 8-hour shift. The employee does have the ability to take breaks as needed and will be required to stand, sit, squat, stop, and/or kneel for various administrative tasks. Should be able to lift or move 50 lbs. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Utilize analytical knowledge to innovate and solve problems related to chemical research and process development, specifically in the area of Gas Chromatography and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
  • Provide technical leadership in the areas of Gas Chromatography and Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry analysis applied to chemicals and catalysts.
  • Directing the work of 1-2 lab technicians and/or specialists in conducting routine and non-routine sample analyses. Champion safety by leading by example, and conducting and participating in workplace place safety meetings.
  • Maintain equipment in good operating condition and develop capital plans to replace or upgrade the equipment.
  • Ensure that all lab procedures are well-documented and communicated with the highest attention to personnel safety.
  • Remain current on key analytical developments in order to introduce advanced analytical methods
  • Participate in internal expert groups to leverage best practices. 
  • Maintain regular communications with management to ensure alignment with R&D objectives.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Significant relevant industrial experience may be considered in place of MS/PhD


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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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